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Beastie Boys: To The 5 Boroughs

Ben Thompson, MOJO, July 2004

THERE WAS NO mistaking the rush of pleasure induced by early radio plays of this album's first single. As the delirious turntable stabs of 'Check It Out' replicated themselves with the brutal yet exquisitely rhythmic improbability of a classic Bruce Lee martial arts fight sequence, the unarguable logic of the Beasties' return imprinted itself indelibly on whichever part of the brain is reserved for that kind of important message.

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